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Protect Your Home From Termites

Having a Termite Warranty for your Georgia home is a must.

Termite Damage is No Joke

$5 Billion

In Damages Annually

600,000+

Homes & Businesses Invaded Each Year

$3,000

Average Repair Cost

Protect your biggest investment from termites

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Termite Protection For Your Home

Termites are often called the "silent destroyers."  

Termites forage 24/7/365. Their scissor-like jaws damage structures by eating the wood they're made of to get their primary source of food: cellulose. Homeowners are often shocked to discover that termites have caused thousands of dollars worth of structural damage before they even realize they have a termite problem.

For this reason, preventative termite treatments and maintaining your warranty are the best protection against termites.

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Termites Are Social Insects

Eastern Subterranean termites, the most common species in our area, live underground in colonies and have a caste system, including workers, soldiers, and Kings and Queens. They build mud tunnels to reach food and shelter.

Termite colonies can grow very large, anywhere between 60,000 to two million workers. In the spring, typically during the day, "swarmers" emerge from colonies. These winged adult reproductives leave to form their own colonies.

Termite protection in the south isn't a luxury; it's a necessity. Most homeowners insurance does not cover termite damage, so having a Termite Warranty with a professional company like Preferred is highly recommended.

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Don’t let your Savannah area home be the next casualty!

Preventative termite treatments and maintaining your warranty are your best protection against termites. We offer Retreat & Repair and Retreat Only Warranties. Our knowledgeable team members will discuss the options and details with you during the initial inspection.

Your first Termite Service includes a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of the structure and the initial treatment.

Reasons to Choose Preferred for Your Termite Protection

Protecting homes and property from termites since 1988.

Damage Repair Warranties

Our Damage Repair Agreement covers up to $250,000 in damages caused by termites.

No Transfer Fees

There are no transfer or hidden fees if you buy or sell a home under an agreement with Preferred Pest Control.

Termidor® Certified Professionals

Our Termite Specialists are Termidor® Certified Professionals. (Termidor is the most effective termiticide on the market today.)

Insurance Doesn't Cover Termites

Most homeowners' insurance policies do not include damage for termites.

Ongoing Protection 24/7/365

Continuous termite coverage is with payment of the annual renewal fee and fulfillment of obligations outlined in our agreement.

Effective Treatment Methods

The professionals at Preferred use a variety of effective treatment methods to eliminate termites, including liquid treatments and baiting systems

Our Damage Repair Agreement  »  Up to $250,000 in Coverage

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Frequently Asked Questions

All of your termite questions answered

How do I recognize termite damage in my home?

Telltale signs of termite infestation include areas of soft wood, tiny mud tubes on your home's foundation, and blistering of wood structures. Just because your home doesn't have wood siding doesn't mean you're safe. Termites can find their way in and around plaster, metal siding and more to reach the wooden studs holding up your walls.

What's the difference between flying ants and termites?

Flying ants have a distinct waist, bent antennae, and larger front wings than their hind wings. Termites have a straight waist and straight antennae, and all four wings are roughly the same size and shape. Behaviorally, flying ants swarm during mating seasons, shedding their wings after mating, while termites are more discreet. Termites feed on cellulose material, while ants are omnivorous.

I’m thinking of buying a home. How can I know that it doesn’t have termites?

Buying a home is a huge investment, and we want to help you make sure your money is well spent. Preferred Pest Control offers termite inspections free of charge. Our inspectors have all attended University of Georgia's termite school so they can provide you with the best service available. Another important service we offer is an Official Wood Infestation Report. Both of these are absolutely necessary when you're thinking of buying a home.

Why should I get a termite warranty?

According to the NPMA, termites cause more than $5 billion in damages annually, with the average repair costing $2,500 to $5,000. That does not include the cost of treating and getting rid of the termites.

With a termite service agreement with Preferred Pest Control, you would not be responsible for any of the repair or re-treatment costs under a Damage Repair Termite Warranty.